Jill Quast has been committed to the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation beginning with her service as a Director in 2012. She shares with her fellow Directors a pride in the accomplishments of the organization and a commitment to the FedDev mandate to strive to expand what can be done to better serve our community.
Outside of the Community Futures world, Jill is the co-owner of Happy Days Houseboats alongside her husband, Frank. As a second generation family business within the travel and tourism sector, they have lived and worked in Kawartha Lakes for over 20 years while raising 3 boys. Jill has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Trent University and a Master of Health Science Management from Charles Sturt University. A passionate volunteer, Jill has sat on the boards and committees of several high profile organizations federally, provincially and at the municipal level.
Vince Killen is a strategic economic development and financial services professional with more than 25 years of experience in a range of areas including finance, banking, project management and government investment strategies for entrepreneurs. Vince joined the KLCFDC as Executive Director in February 2020, after serving as Executive Director for many years at the Community Futures Eastern Ontario Network and as the Program Manager for the Southern Ontario Fund for Investment and Innovation (SOFII).
He understands the dynamics and vision of the KLCFDC and has extensive knowledge and expertise in creating opportunities within communities and across multiple business sectors. He is a true champion of the Community Futures program.
Born and raised in Peterborough, Vince has always given back to the community and volunteers his time on several NFP Boards and Committees. He is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoys hiking and kayaking and spending time with his family. As we move into a new Innovation Economy, he looks forward to working with our government and community partners to deliver new initiatives, spur growth, help entrepreneurs and small business owners scale their businesses, realize their dreams and contribute to our local economic prosperity.
While we primarily service our municipal area, we continue, on occasion to service areas close by, where there are rural communities that could use our help. If you believe that the KLCFDC can be of assistance to you, regardless of where you are located, please do not hesitate to contact us!